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, >>> on the broadcast tonight, the most humble day of rupert murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's one thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the heat dome. >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and form
the rupert murdoch media scandal. what's next in this story. >>> and in the u.s., sweltering heat across much of the nation. tonight, how bad it will get and for how long? a huge percentage of this country. >>> looking for a connection between military who served in vietnam and increased risk in dementia. >>> america's team back home tonight. they remain our top women. it just wasn't their day. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. it's one of the true media empires in the world. it's threatened and under attack. it's the empire of rupert murdoch, newspaper man who shut down one of his many papers but remains in the business along with some of the great name plates in the film business and in television. the scandal that started with newspaper reporters eavesdropping on the cell phones of innocent people continues to claim new victims and may soon be felt here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's still galluping its way through great britain, where it is the story. we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's been another development in this. we begin with stephanie gosk in l
murdoch prepares to be grilled in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone
yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year inves
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
claims the country's top cop. and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must hav
>>> this morning on "early today". rupert murdoch denied responsibility for the scandal that rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the ack. a motocross racer manages to survive a literally high-flying crash. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering stories. well, yesterday they were the story. testifying in a dramatic hearing about phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning is going to be english prime minister david cameron. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son in front of members of parliament, apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this continues to be the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to the victims of illegal voice mail intercept
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cam ro had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is t
on the murdoch marriage and the incident that has all of london talking. >>> today, lindsay lohan received a warning from a judge to speed up her completion of the community service that she needs to do to meet her court-ordered deadline. the 25-year-old actress was in court this afternoon for a status hearing that stems from her drunk driving conviction and her misdemeanor theft cases. so far, lohan has completed 33 of 480 hours of community service at a woman's shelter. she returns to court in october to give the judge another update. >>> kim kardashian wants old navy to stop using a model who looks like her in its ads. and to make her point, she is taking the store to court. >> the commercial features a smiling, dark-haired model. it's been viewed more than 2 million times on old navy's youtube channel. kardashian's lawsuit alleges the ad violates her publicity rights and may confuse consumers about which companies she endorses. she is seeking unspecified damages. no word on whether old navy will pull the ads. >>> robots and vampires are invading san diego. >> yes, it's the annual sci-f
tribute to the many scoops over the paper's 68-year history. rupert murdoch ordered the paper closed this week after a phone-hacking scandal exploded. murdoch is scheduled to fly to london tomorrow to deal with the growing police investigation there. reporters and vetters are accused of hacking into the phones of celebrities, the royal family, murder victims, even dead british soldiers. >> these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, is simply disgusting. >> some british leaders called for other tabloids in london to be investigated. there are reports that rupert murdoch's son james could be facing charges in the case as well. murdoch, among other things, owns fox news here in the united states. >>> fire sending thousands of fans running for the doors. i'll tell you about that. plus, from the steelers to the slammer. the charges that landed hines ward in jail this morning. >>> and california rolling out the red carpet for the young royals. more on their first official trip to the united states after the break. >>> what you got, ch
that has taken down some of london's most powerful. during the same hearing rupert murdoch was hit in the face with a pie, a spectacle that only heightened the world's fascination with the troubling allegations. stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side by side with his son in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: from the beginning james took the lead. >> i think my son can perhaps answer that in more detail. >> reporter: it was rupert murdoch's wife who stepped in at the critical moment. throwing a right hook to protect her husband from a surprise pie attack. the protester, an amateur comedian who calls himself johnny marbles was arrested and led away by police. james defended executives les hinton and rebekah brooks who resigned last friday. brooks faced questions from the same panel. she was arrested on sunday over allegations of phon
>>> rupert murdoch says he's shocked appalled and ashamed. protesters flattered him with white foam and a pie dish. we'll have all the reaction from the testimony over the phone hacking. >>> two adults and three children were taken to the hospital this afternoon after a large tree limb fell on them here at a park in southeast. the group was part of the people's church summer vacation bible cam. >> they were participating in a fun day at garfield park in the 600 block of third street southeast. several children were marching around the tree when this limb fell on them. >> the guys were playing on the tree. all of a sudden we heard this crack and we saw the branchs come down on them. some of them were able to fall from under the brafrmg, some of them the brafrmgs fell on them, so we had to take some to the hospital. it happened so fast, i don't know what to say. it's too bad we were out in the park playing, nobody was doing anything dangerous, something just happened. >> all five people suffered nonlife threatening injuries. pat collins is at the park this afternoon and we'll have a f
-year penalty. >>> new developments notice u.k. hacking scandal. rupert murdoch and james were questioned before a parliament committee. the murdochs control a vast media empire that includes fox news in this country as well as the newspaper accused of illegal hacking "the news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal, but denied responsibility. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> whoa! >> later, a spectator ambushed rupert murdoch with what appeared to be some sort of cream pie. rudolph's wife wendy leaped forward and slapped the spectator. later rebekah brooks testified. she's the former editor of "the news of the world." she denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> more trouble for vincent gray. there are more questions about his election campaign last year, and whether tens of thousands of dollars in cash contributions may have violated the law. >> reporter: who gave the cash, how much was raised? how was it handled? all new questions for a campaign already under investigation. since last year's election, in which vince gray defe
murdoch told parliament that those who betrayed our trust must be held accountable under the law. he apologized to lawmakers but denied any responsibility. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> murdoch and his son testified before british lawmakers. the murdochs control a media entire that includes fox news as well as the now defunct newspaper accused of illegal hacking, "the news of the world." former editor rebekah brooks also denied she knew of any illegal activity. and rupert murdoch's wife sprang into action defending her husband. you can see her in the pink jacket. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan full of shaving cream in her husband's face. the spectator is in custody. >>> the debt debate could see some progress this morning after the introduction of a new pi partisan proposal. the gang of six, a group of three republican and three democratic senators, including virginia's mark warner, introduced a new plan yesterday. it would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade and add $1 trillion i
rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the story "the sun" ran is from a member of the
murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal. it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, nine people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing after an overloaded ferryboat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 185 people were crowded on board an aging double-decker tour boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. one survivor told russian tv the crew was only able to deploy one life boat before the cruiser went down. dozens of children
day, lynn. >> see if they can make any progress. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal. given pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for full ownership of a british pay tv company in the wake of allegations that employees at his now shuddered "news of the world" hacked into voice mails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security committee, called for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp. tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaking up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhood in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian off
case. the fbi opens an investigation into whether rub effort murdoch's news corp tried to hack the victims of 9/11. mexican soldiers bust the largest marijuana plantation ever. >> announcer: this is early today for friday, july 15th, 2011. >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with the hard bargain. as the nation's deficit clock ticks closer to default, lawmakers will be grouped after a week of tense white house negotiations. the president will hold a press conference this morning while on capitol hill, a back up plan proposed by mitch mcconnell appears to be gaining momentum. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. good morning. >> the president holding the second press conference this week taking it to the people as he told lawmakers to take it back to the caucuses and figure out a way forward. they have a rare day off from the face-to-face negotiations. yesterday focused on taxes with republicans against standing firm on their pledge not to raise them. meantime, republican and democratic leaders in the senate are trying to work together on that back up plan. it's com
murdoch's wife moved quickly to protect her husband. the drama that could go well beyond britain. >> here in london today, just as this gripping testimony of rupert murdoch and his son james was wrapping up, testimony that this country has been wanting to hear for many weeks now, in a story that's become global, something else happens and it was strange. you could see in the video someone suddenly comes up behind rupert murdoch. he seems to be holding a tin. it's alleged now it contained shaving cream. he attempts to hit rupert murdoch in the face with it. it halted the proceeding for ten minutes or so. but then it continued with ruppert and his son saying they did not know the extent of this hacking, and when they did get word it could be bigger, they did everything right. >> ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it. and then maybe the people they trusted. >> then we waited for rebekah brooks to come in. she was the editor at the time this alleged hacking was going on. we al
breaks. >>> this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch told his staff, those who have betrayed our trust must be held accountable under the law. he also told them in an e-mail, the company is taking steps to make sure that serious problems like this never happen again. nbc's stephanie gosk reports now about his testimony before a parliamentary committee. >> reporter: like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splashy headlines today. nearly every british paper seizes on the drama of the day. the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him at the hearing, rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: the man behind the failed attack was amateur comedian johnny marvels, who was quickly arrested and led away. when pies weren't being thrown, father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say, as well, just how
, rupert murdoch's news corp says it has given up its offer to buy british sky broadcasting. it is the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal involving his papers in britain. murdoch also denies his company's "sun" newspaper illegally obtained former prime minister gordon brown's son's health records. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on
, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt deliberations are dominating the discussion here in washington, but the question that remains at the top of voters
will grill rupert murdoch about the hacking scandal involving his newspaper empire. >>> and a step up of force linked to an early morning crimes. i'm eun yang. good morning. >> and i'm pat lawson muse, in for joe crabs on this tuesday, july 19th. >> it is 5:00 a.m. it is 80 degrees at this early hour. if you need to do something outside, let's get it done early. >> let's run now. >> i have seen people running in the middle of the night. >> exactly. >> a great day for running or swimming. >> exactly. we want to keep hool. yesterday we hit a high temperature of 91. today we could get 94 or 93 degrees. slightly higher humidity, so it's going to feel worse. the heat index could get up to 100 degrees. >>> let's check on the conditions right now. it is 80 at reagan national airport. that dewpoint temperature sits at 70 degrees right now with the humidity at 71%. some clouds there currently, and we could be getting robust storms this afternoon. by robust, i mean there could be high wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and possibly even hail coming. best chance of that will be between about
in virginia. >> i was absolutely shocked, appalled, and ashamed when i heard -- >> plus, rupert murdoch being questioned this morning by british lawmakers investigating phone hacking at the tabloid "news of the world." >>> and the shuttle is on its way home right now. what the astronauts left behind. stay with us. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable, and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save evemore? call now and we'll add over 60 premium channels, including showtime, starz, epix, and more for 12 months. fios is a 100% fiber optic network. it delivers superior picture quality, the best channel lineup, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and reliable internet. and there's no annual contract required. why keep paying for cable? move up to the best. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year, plus over 60 premium channels for 12 months. don't wait. call 1.877.729.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabi
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in fron
. the royals' return to london still consumed by the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's "news of the world" which went out of business today. murdoch hims6 cc1 test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.q test.çó test.ésçó test.zv test. test. test.çólp test. test.qco cf1 o cest.qco cf1 o >>> at the fee fifa women's world cup today in germany, it's the u.s. against brazil. it came down to one shot by the u.s. >> a near miracle! >> it's been called one of the most riveting games in women's world cup history and with today's upset over brazil, the americans move on to the semifinals playing france on wednesday. >>> now to a story that surprised us with most of the summer still to go. back-to-school sales are already in full swing in this country. nbc's ron mott looks at what's behind the early push. >> this would be nice but it's too small. >> reporter: this weekend at a target in atlanta, roland and daughter autumn were out looking for school supplies. they plan to check off most of her list a little close tore the start of classes. >> i'm buying these binders
into the telephones of 9/11 victims here in the u.s. meanwhile, murdoch and his son james will appear before british lawmakers next week. that investigation is widening to accusations of police bribery. murdoch shut down his "news of the world" in response to this scandal. >>> the government experienced a massive data loss in a cyber attack from a foreign government. this happened sometime in the spring. 24,000 files were stolen from a defense industry computer network. no word on details or what country is responsible, but the defense department said, quote, it has a pretty good aidea who was behind the cyber attack. >>> some virginia lawmakers have a plan to cut down on the gridlock to be created by the defense department's new marc center. they wrote a letter to secretary of defense leon panetta to limit parking at the new alexandria building to 1,000 spaces. they're trying to discourage dod employees moving into the marc center from driving to work. local officials are working to create new bus and shuttle routes to cut down on traffic. >>> today you can help the employees of a d.c. institution
of his dead pet but all told him the dog was too big. >>> more apologies from rupert murdoch will run in several british newspapers tomorrow as the fallout from the phone hacking scandal connected to portions of his media empire continues and expands. this is some high-profile celeb -- this, as some high-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the lat
's rocking this country's institutions and the murdoch empire. so far, there's four high-profile resignations, ten arrests, most recently rebecca brooks, one of murdoch's most trusted assistants. brooks who denies any wrongdoing has been a media power broker in the country for a decade. >> somebody of huge charm, a lot of -- very political. she was very good at getting alongside people. >> reporter: including david cameron, details of his visits with media heads released by the office over the weekend. since he was elected, cameron met with brooks and other editors. criticism for ties to another former editor of "news of the world" who once served as his communications chief. coalson was also arrested last week. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> doug is here now with more on the hot weather that's only going to get worse, huh? >> yeah. i think we are going to get to the 100-degree mark and the index around 105, maybe 110 and two to three days and could be a substantial heat wave coming up and make sure you're prepared to deal with the heat later on this week. outside, still on the warm si
this morning. in the latest fallout from a widening phone scandal, england is urging rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and long with his son have been summoned toe appear before lawmakers to testify. here at home one member of congress is calling for him to be investigated to see if he's been involved in hacking victims of 9/11. >>> time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is shortly out of supply. meanwhile gadhafi's aides have hinted that the leader is ready to step down. >>> it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed pneumonia pipe from the international space staigs. >>> in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those to pay former respects to former first lady betty ford. a second service will be held in michigan tomorrow. >>> sad news to report tomorrow. tv legend sherwood schwartz creator of gill gands isla
. this morning news corp executive chief rupert murdoch said those who have betrayed us must be held accountable under the law. rupert murdoch control an empire that includes fox news and the newspaper accused of hacking "news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal but deny any responsibility. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. > >> and a wild scene broke out during testimony. rupert murdoch's wife sprang to action defending her husband. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan of shaving cream into his face. there you go. you see her right hook? >> wow, got to protect your man. good for her. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused of taking part in a cyber attack on paypal's website. the fbi arrested 14 people in all. according to the indictment, the cyber attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in november of 2010. wikileaks released a large number of classified u.s. state department cable
rupert murdoch. chatman, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. well, this morning is the first sunday morning without the "news of the world" the popular sunday newspaper that folded under pressure under this scandal but rupert murdoch were still a bit busy publishing this morning. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers, including "sunday times." his remaining sunday publication. putting right what's gone wrong. promising to compensate those affected. for those involved, there is no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp but more could be in line. last week metropolitan police commissioner paul stevenson answered questions. >> i do not believe on any occasion i have acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat where neil wallace was a pr consultant. wallace arrested in the scandal, has also been a pr consultant to the police. "new york times" reports that 11,000 pagers of handwritten notes naming politicians, spor
? >>> coming up on news4 at 4:00, media mogul rupert murdoch could be facing questions from the u.k. and the u.s. because of the hacking scandal still rocking great britain. >>> and did you mix potions when you were at camp? >>> to being a routine. >> radcliffe says "deathly hallows part 2" is his favorite movie in the series. >>> and while kids across the country are gearing up for the movie, the harry potter experience is also extending to one summer camp. jerryd hensaw shows us how some kids in virtue remember virginia are having a little fun with fantasy and learning a lesson in chemistry at the same time. >> reporter: smoking marshmallows, flaming jars and exploding balloons. it's all part of the potions class at hogwarts summer camp. >> somebody is under the influence of the poly juice possession or i am peer i couldn't say curse. >> she teaches a course with a chemistry professor. >> they're getting a sense of what it's like to be in that kind of atmosphere. potions is kind of a cross between chemistry and what's called herbology. >> reporter: she was the very first person to write a ha
in 30 minutes. >>> newscorp ceo rupert murdoch will be on the hot seat as british lawmakers investigate the phone hacking scandal involving one of his newspapers. journalists at the tabloid "news of the world" are accuseded of ha hacking up to 4,000 phones of crime victims, celebrities, and lawmakers. the scandal has some people questioning prime minister david cameron's judgment. he is defending his decision to hire former world editor andy coulson as press secretary. no one has argued the work he did in the government in any way was inappropriate or bad. british police say the whistle blowing reporter who initially alleged there was widespread hacking at the "news of the world" has been found dead in his home. his death isn't considered suspicious. the news comes after four high profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two resigned. >>> house republicans are trying to push what they call cut cap and balance to the floor today. it would require a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. president obama has warned he would veto it if it made it to his
a special session of parliament. news corp chief executive rupert murdoch and his son testified before british lawmakers yesterday. the murdochs control a media entire that includes the newspaper involved in hacking "news of the world." yesterday the murdochs apologized for the scandal but denied responsibility. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified. she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused in taking part of a cyber attack on paypal's website as part of the pro wikileaks group anonymous. 14 people in all were arrested. the attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in 2010. wikileaks released a large number of state department cables on its website. athe time wikileaks claimed that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the man accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be indicted on 13 counts of pr
executive rebecca brooks has resigned. meanwhile, the fbi has announced an investigation into rupert murdoch's news corporation in connection with the phone hacking scandal in britain. u.s. attorney general eric holder confirmed they are looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. meanwhile, murdoch and his son james will appear before british lawmakers next week. the scandal is widening now to include accusations of eavesdropping and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" newspaper in response to the scandal. >>> osama bin laden was apparently planning for a 9/11 anniversary attack. "the wall street journal" reports bin laden was working to assemble a team of militants. that's according to information obtained in the raid on his compound in may. officials say the plans were only in the discussion phase, and they haven't seen any signs the plot ever went beyond that. >>> 5:07 is the time right now. ahead, the embarrassing mistake ahead, the embarrassing mistake by freight rail delivered ca
brooks has resigned from rupert murdoch's news corporation amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the poto
newspapers owned by rupert murdoch's company. there was a protest outside murdoch's home in london today. a demonstrator dressed as murdoch held up a sign, saying "i own this country." today the controversy forced murdoch to drop his bid to buy britain's sky tv network. and he has been ordered to testify before a public inquiry into the hacking. british prime minister david cameron is suffering politically from the scandal. his former press secretary andy colson was arrested last week. colson is a former editor at "news of the world," the tabloid accuse's of hacking into a young murder victim's phone, among others. >>> gina davis, the academy award winning actress was on capitol hill today with a message for young women. she joined ten local girl scouts and several lawmakers to lobby for what's called the healthy media for youth act. that measure aims to improve the image of girls and women in tv and movies and magazines, and to promote self esteem. proponents of the bill say women are surrounded by images that reinforce gender stereotypes and clam glamourize unrealistic body types. >>>
including actor hugh grant who is now suing the department. rebecca brooks, former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position friday and same day hinton, her predecessor, editor of "the wall street journal" resigned. both deny any wrongdoing. the arrests could open further criticism of james murdoch. >> he may well then find his position in the company vulnerable. that doesn't mean rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupeert and james murdoch were publicly answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc what the government wants to hear from the head of news corp. >> he needs to come absolutely clean about what he knew about what his senior executives knew. >> reporter: they published full pa page, we are sorry and what they will do to mauck it wrong and admission. apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps, the statemen
of the phone hacking scandal in britain. the house of xhons wicommons wi murdoch's bid to take over broadcaster b sky b. murdoch shut down his tabloid, the "news of the world" under allegations it hacked cell phones seeking information for stories that would appear in the paper. >>> florida investigators are looking into a witness tampering allegation in the casey anthony trial. the orange county sheriff's office would not elaborate on that investigation. meanwhile, prosecutors decided against charging casey anthony's mother with perjury. cindy anthony initially told police she did not search for chloroform on the family computer, but at the trial she said she did. the jury found casey anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. she is to be released from jail on sunday. >>> the husband of a local city council member is accuseded of molesting children at his own daughter's slumber party. a judge has now referred the case to a grand jury. michael gardner is married to council member kathy gardner. girls testified that he touched three girls at his home. gardner is the father
murdo murdoch's newspaper. according to "the guardian" newspaper and bbc, murdoch's sun hacked prime minister gordon brown and the medical records of one of brown's sons who has cystic fibrosis. two london newspapers are also reporting that the "news of the world" paid royal family bodyguards for personal details about the queen and other royal family members. "the guardian" reports that royals have been warned their cell phones may also have been targeted. >>> today wikileaks editor in chief julian assange will battle extradition from england where he's accused on sex charges. the 39-year-old australian is accused of sexually assaulting two men. assange denies the allegations. many of his supporters say it's a conspiracy to keep assange and wikileaks from exposing any more government secrets. >>> former california governor arnold schwarzenegger will return to the big screen now. the "l.a. times" reports that schwarzenegger will appear in the western entitled "the last stand." this would be his first movie since announcing a break from acting while dealing with family issues. he reve
rupert murdoch's news corporation in britain. the move comes after journalists from the new defunct tabloid paper "news of the world" reportedly contacted a new york city policeman to try to get private phone records of british citizens who died in the world trade center during the 9/11 attacks. former british prime minister gordon brown says other newspapers owned by murdoch took part in the phone hacking scandal. >>> the girlfriend of one of the country's most notorious mobsters says she knew nothing about his violent past. catherine greig is behind bars accused of harboring a fugitive. her lawyer made the argument during a bail hearing. fbi agents arrested her along with james "whitey" bulger near los angeles. prosecutors say bulger used to head boston's notorious winter hill gang and committed the murders to eliminate rivals or potential witnesses. greig left with him in 1995. >>> a missing persons search group wants its money back for its time and trouble searching for caylee anthony. texas equusearch is suing casey anthony. the group's founder says that anthony misled him and
rupert murdoch. the ads promise more investigations and tougher consequences for actors. briber p.m. are coming under increasing scrutiny for their close relationship to murdoch. the paper hacked almost 4,000 people. cameron is showing the heat after he invited murdoch and top executives to private dinners and at least 26 meetings since he took office. >>> the white house taking heat as well over a visit from the dalai lama. the tibetan spiritual leader met in private for 45 minutes yesterday. it reaffirm's the president's belief that they should meet with representatives of the dalai lama. they asked the u.s. to rescind its invite kwraeugz just minutes before that meeting happened. >>> 16 days now until the debt ceiling is reached and president obama and republicans have still not come to an agreement. in his weekly radio address the president once again said higher taxes on the wealthy is a way to raise revenue. republicans said it's not a tax problem, it's a spending problem. >> the truth is you can't solve the deficit without cutting spending or asking the wealthiest americans
. the latest, rebekah brooks, the former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings. she showed up in a prearranged appointment with police on sunday, and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. all of this is putting increasing pressure on the murdoch family. are you put murdoch, his son james and rebekah brooks are expected to appear before a government committee tomorrow to answer questions about the scandal. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and there is another late development in this story. "the guardian" newspaper reports that london is examining a computer found in a bag throne into a trash can in an underground parking garage near the apartment where rebekah brooks lives. according to "the guardian" brooks' husband tried to claim the bag. they called the police. >>> the temperature is rising and if you think it's hot now, by the end of this week, we could see temps in the triple digits. doug has a look at the conditions across our region at this hour. doug? >> yeah, right now, jim, temperatures into the low 90s across much of the region
murdoch. sunday monday involves picking up the news of the world. a ritual that parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and there are allegations of voicemail hacking. one paper has dubbed this, britain's watergate. serious questions about journalism has been raised. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's formal editor, who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. >> i think this is a very sad day for the news of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was
soldiers. rupert murdoch owns the tabloid and is reportedly flying to london tomorrow to deal with the is scandal. >>> a marine with a crush and a whole lot of guts. >> sergeant moore, you can call me scott. >> you can call me scott. that guy is not settling. he >>> lawyer for steelers wide receiver, hines ward, said his client was no knot drunk when he was pulled over and charged with dui. he was stopped before 4:00 a.m. in decatur, georgia. the "dancing with the stars" champ says his client is sorry for the, quote, distraction this incidents is causing and the attorney added that hines ward is cooperating fully with the investigation. >>> actress mila probably gets invited to lots of fancy events. that did not deter one marine in afghanistan from asking her out. >> i'm sergeant moore, but you can call me scott. i wanted to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the ball in greenville, north carolina. take a second, think about it and get back to me. >> 90,000 people have seen that video since sergeant moore posted it on tuesday. no word yet on whether she's seen the in
fire, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel goo
as second round of full page ads for rupert murdoch which said news corp. would assist. coming under fire for their close relationships with murdoch. >>> the white house taking heat over a meeting with the dalai lama. they met for 45 minutes yesterday. it reaffirms the president's belief that china should meet with the dalai lama to amend their differences. they asked the u.s. to rescind hours before the meeting with the dalai lama. >>> more meetings expected between the president and congressional republicans in an effort to end the debt limit crisis. there are 16 days until the ceiling is reached. in his weekly internet and radio addresses said higher taxes on the wealthy will raise revenue. republicans were quick to shoot it down saying it's not a tax problem. it's a spending problem. >> the truth is you can't solve our deficit without cutting spending but you can't solve it without asking the weightiest americans to pay their fair share. >> washington has consistently demonstrated that it cannot control its urge to spend. >> if the debt ceiling is reached, money for military pay, vete
day after news corp. ceo rupert murdoch faced a parliamentary inquiry. we're in london with the latest. >> reporter: it was a wild day in britain's emergency session of parliament today. the focus shifted from rupert murdoch to britain's prime minister, david cameron. but the prime minister's case is about poor judgment and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of "news of the world" andy callson as his communications chief even though he may have known about the phone hacking. >> i have said very clearly that if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the "news of the world" he would not only have lied to me, but to the police, to a select committee, to the press complaints commission and perjuried himself in a court of law. >> reporter: cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway, and was forced to resign and arrested last week. he said in parliament that cameron was guilty of a gross error in judgment. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about the infor
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